In 2016, Austin ranked as the second tourist destination in the country. Aside from terrific views, tasty food, great music, and lively nightlife, tourists also look for the best accommodation for their travels to make any visit even more enjoyable. Thus, the demand for quality hotels and hospitality establishments is on the rise in the hippest city in the South. Featured on this list are the best Austin hotel and hospitality contractors. We have chosen and ranked these contractors based on the number of projects they have in the area, the awards and recognition they received from prominent organizations, their industry affiliations, the years they have in the business, and the quality of hotels they’ve built. These contractors are behind the most famous and luxurious hotels found not only in this fantastic city but across the nation.
Website | 512-327-3951 | 8320 Bee Caves Rd. Suite #200, Austin, TX 78746
From bank chains to hotels and multifamily complexes, BEC Austin has the experience and knowledge to provide clients with high-quality construction services. With almost five decades of experience in the construction industry, the BEC team has delivered numerous magnificent properties on-time and on budget. Formerly Bailey Elliott Construction, BEC takes pride in its sustainable building practices and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified builds. The firm is a member of both the United States Green Building Council and Austin Energy Green Building. Currently, BEC has two LEED AP certified employees, with other employees holding LEED Green Associate status. The firm, in other words, is able to handle any type of green building project.
Among its notable projects in Austin is the St. Cecilia Hotel, a boutique hotel with three bungalow buildings and one tea time building. Designed by Clayton, Levy, and Little Architects, the project also features 14 luxury rooms and a neon-lit pool.
Website | 713-425-0555 | 4400 Post Oak Pkwy. Suite #2760, Houston, TX 77027
For more than three decades, VCC Construction’s goal of delivering excellence in construction has remained the same. By making clients its top priority, the firm is able to build longstanding relationships with its clients. VCC Construction is a full-service construction company that offers construction services nationwide and has built a wide array of project types in the hospitality, retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, and industrial markets. Living up to its goal of delivering construction excellence, the firm has been ranked #94 in Engineering-News Record (ENR’s) Top 400 Contractors list in 2016 and #96 in 2015.
Archer Hotel, just one of the firm’s impressive projects, features an eight-story, 168-room boutique hotel with a rustic chic theme. It also consists of a restaurant and bar, private outdoor patios and fireplaces, a roof deck, and a nearly 6,000-square-foot meeting and event space.
Website | 512-687-6400 | 3712 Helios Way, Pflugerville, TX 78660
MW Builders is a 100 percent employee-owned company that specializes in general construction, design-build, and construction management services. Founded in 1932, MW Builders started as a plumbing business established by Claude Sanders. Over the years, Claude, along with his son and three grandsons, continued to grow the company into what is now known as a nationwide construction firm. Today, the firm has offices in Austin, Midland, and Kansas. For the last eight decades, MW Builders has built an impressive portfolio of well-crafted projects in the multifamily, education, senior living, light industrial, hospitality, government, healthcare, retail, and public space sectors.
Among its many clients is the La Quinta Inn franchise. Throughout the years, the firm has built a number of La Quinta Inn hotels throughout Houston, San Antonio, Champaign, Tampa, Austin, Arlington, Dallas, Miami, Jackson, and Salt Lake City.
Website | 512-247-7000 | 1000 N Lamar Blvd. Suite #400, Austin, TX 78703
Austin-based Journeyman Construction was founded in 1996 as a construction firm that offers building services for multiple sectors. As a founding partner of Austin’s Green Business Leaders Program, the firm is committed to environmental stewardship, striving to minimize the negative environmental impact of its construction operations. Sam Kumar, the founder of the firm, graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas. He established the firm in 2000 and has served as a member and chairman of the board of the Central Texas Associated Builders and Contractors. Over the last two decades, the firm has become one of the area’s largest construction firms and, in 2014, ENR ranked Journeyman as one of the Top 400 General Contractors in the country.
In Austin, Journeyman constructed the 139-room Hyatt Place House Hotel. The four-story property achieved LEED Silver Certification along with a two-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building.
Website | 512-382-9288 | 310 Comal St. Building A Suite #300, Austin, TX 78702
Founded by construction veterans Doug Woods, Peter Nosler, and Ron Daviwodski in 1990, DPR Construction provides general contracting services to various market sectors. With $750,000 in pooled resources, the three founders set out to make a difference in the construction industry. Peter strongly believes that construction is not just about manufacturing, it’s a service business. In the decade since the firm was established, DPR reached a $1 billion revenue mark and has continued to be ranked among the country’s Top 50 General Contractors.
Located on 7th Street and Congress Avenue, DPR constructed the 34-story JW Marriott Conference Center Hotel in a joint venture with Hunt Construction Group. The 1.2 million-square-foot luxury hotel was completed ahead of schedule for its early opening in order to accommodate the high demand for reservations. Upon completion, the LEED Silver certified hotel features more than 112,000-square-foot of event space, 42 meeting rooms, and over 1,000 guest rooms.